Rescue Me WNC Adoption Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Tractor Supply 441S. in Franklin.
Descendants of Weimar and Margaret (Rafferty) Siler Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Macon Middle School, 1345 Wells Grove Rd, in Franklin. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The meeting starts at noon with a potluck luncheon. http://www.silerdescendants.org.
Highlands Plateau Audubon Society Beginners' Bird Walk in Highlands with HPAS President, Russ Regnery leading will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2. Meet in the parking lot behind the Highlands Town Hall off Highway 64 at 7:30 a.m. Binoculars will be available. On Monday, Aug. 4, a program entitled Feathers, Fins and Fur: Artistic reflections on the Hudson Library Summer Exhibit, will be held at 7 p.m., at the library, 554 Main St, in Highlands. Presenters are Ed Boos, John Sill, and Bill Cochran. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (828)743-9670 or go to www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org.
Franklin Garden Club luncheon meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m. at the Boiler Room Restaurant in the Fun Factory off of Georgia Road. Richard Queen and Tim Pannell with the NCDOT, will present “Roadside Landscaping Is More Than Wildflowers.” Visitors are welcome. Call Nancy Wiley at (828)524-0020 if you plan to attend.
Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management Training Programs will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 and 14, 1 to 5 p.m. the programs are open to people with diabetes ages 14 and up. The two initial diabetes workshops will be followed by 6 weeks of chronic disease education on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics include eating healthy, medications, monitoring, exercise for specific chronic diseases and more. For more information call (828)349-2086.
Franklin High School report cards are ready to be picked up at the main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday only.
Historic Rickman Store located Hwy. 28 N, 8.2 miles from town is open free to the public Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drop by for a tour of this historic general store, music, refreshments, and free Wi-Fi is available.
Friends of the Scottish Tartans Museum will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. Meeting topics will include upcoming Highland Games, planning for fundraisers, and planning for the October open program meeting.
Jackson County Library Hosts Sketching Workshops with Norma Hendrix who will be presenting two sketching workshops at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva in the Community Room; first on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. and the second will be the following evening on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so call the library to register at (828)586-2016.
Smoky Mountain Det 973 Marine Corps League of Macon will meet on Aug. 5, 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Franklin. All Marines, Navy Corpsman are invited. The first five new members will receive one full years dues paid for by Det. 973. For more information, call (828)349-0908.
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